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Preparing for Your Surgery - What to Bring to the Hospital

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Pre-Operative Instructions

Please click a link below for the appropriate patient instruction checklist:

Adult Patients

Pediatric Patients

Pediatric Patient Instruction Checklist

Preparing for your Surgery

  1. Smoking and Tobacco Cessation
  2. Why can't I have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery?
  3. What about my medications?General information is listed below. Your admission access nurse will direct you on what medications to take before your procedure.
  4. What if I feel ill before my procedure?
  5. How should I get ready?
  6. What should I bring with me?
    • The following documents, if applicable: Photo ID (such as a driver's license), insurance card(s), Medicare and/or Medicaid cards, a completed Living Will (if you have one).
    • Cases for eyeglasses, contact lenses or hearing aids. We recommend these type of items be left with your family member/companion during the procedure.
    • If you are staying overnight in the hospital - bring a small bag with personal items only (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, comb or brush, shaving kit, other toiletries).
    • Cash or a credit card for your co-pays (depending on your insurance) and filling any post-surgical prescriptions. Note: The cost of prescriptions cannot be added to your bill.
  7. Should someone come with me?
 

Contact info

McLaren Port Huron
Surgical Services
Second Floor
1221 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
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Phone Numbers

  • Pre-admission Testing:
    810-989-3192

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